Reunion Homecoming 2006


From Lisa Hahn:

Though our Homecoming tailgate activities were canceled this year because of the weather, I still had the chance to spend time with some of our classmates. At a Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae gathering on Saturday, I saw Missy Reitbauer Kline and her husband, Keith, who flew from Seattle. This just in: They produced a baby boy, Carter Ryan, on January 2.

Diane Annes Mizerak and her husband, Steve, also were around. Their daughter, Amanda, and Caitlin, the daughter of Bridget Cain Mayberry ’98, amused us with their antics. Also at the Zeta house was Tiffany Van Gorden, who is living in Linden, N.J., and working in Hoboken as a Mary Kay consultant.

Several alums from other classes were also at the Zeta house, including Missy Stengel ’98, Lisa Frey Hawkins ’98, Melissa Strock ’04, Millie Dignetti ’01, Joslyn Grube ’01, and Julie Surber Murray ’02. Melissa is in Philadelphia and will be moving to the city. Millie is getting married soon to her boyfriend of six years. She also is the general advisor for our ZTA chapter. Julie is married to Scott Murray ’01.

Over Homecoming, Diane Annes Mizerak and I hosted a baby shower for Missy Reitbauer Kline at Diane’s beautiful new house in Bethlehem. Numerous Zeta sisters were there, including Jillian Sipe Shirey, Tiffany Van Gorden, Heather Wickmann Watt, Kimberly Ghali ’01, Janelle LaValva Frank ’01, and Kristen Dunlap ’01. We also saw Sarita Garg ’01, who stopped by to say hello. She is still working at KidsPeace in Bethlehem. Emily James ’02 also was at Missy’s shower. She is working at Harley’s Insurance and still dating Randy Kline ’00.

News from our Zeta sisters includes two weddings. Jillian recently was married to a wonderful guy, Dain Shirey. They met through Chad Weiler ’00, who is currently living in Arizona. Jillian brought her wedding pictures to the shower. She was a gorgeous bride!

Kim Ghali graduated with honors from Temple University School of Dentistry in May and married Anthony Rao, also a Temple dental student, on August 20 in Philadelphia. Moravian alums in attendance were Van Pham ’01, Jason Engelhardt ’01, Diane Annes Mizerak, Janelle LaValva Frank, and Allen Frank ’02. Kim is working as a dentist in Bethlehem; she and Anthony plan to move to Arizona next year.

Heather Wickmann Watt is keeping busy with her new position as admissions and studentlife specialist at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Gettysburg campus. She spends the fall traveling to college fairs all over the Northeast. Chris Watt ’01, Heather’s husband, is working as a police officer and enjoying his job.

Janelle and Allen Frank also are busy with their jobs. Allen teaches and plays music on the weekends. Kristen Dunlap is getting her master’s degree in education at the University of Maryland. Jason Engelhardt graduated from chiropractic school this past spring and opened a practice, Attainable Health Chiropractic, in Point Pleasant, N.J., with his wife, Kate Harris. Jason and Kate met at chiropractic school and were married October 8. I am living in Gainesville, Fla., for a year, working on an internship in neuropsychology at the University of Florida. I will finally graduate (after five years!) with my Ph.D. in May. I can’t wait to be done with school and actually have a real job! I hope to move back to New Jersey to be close to my boyfriend, Alexander Egan ’01, and family. If anyone knows of any Moravian alums living in North Florida, let me know!

From Faithann Cheslock Stephey:

Greetings! I just wanted to share that Erica Landes Sinclair is expecting twins! Amy Learn ’98, V.M.D., is engaged to Charles Tucker, another V.M.D. They plan a spring 2006 wedding and are living happily in a new house near Hartford, Conn.

From the Alumni House:

Jen Sheeto has started her second year of graduate school at Widener University, where she is working on a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in psychology. Before going back to school, she was a child advocate for the Crime Victims Council in Allentown, which she loved, but it was time to take the next step in her career. She is now in her fourth season singing with the Bethlehem Bach Choir. She and her boyfriend are currently planning a trip to Kenya next summer to spend time with his family, so she’s working on her Swahili!

Jason Webster married Janet Willkom on August 19 in the sculpture garden of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Fran Garvin ’99 was best man and Dave Restaino ’99 a groomsman. Jason’s sister, Laura Webster Carragher ’00, was there, too. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the St. Paul Hotel. The couple was honored September 3 at a reception at the Cascade Lodge in Kintnersville. Among the guests were Moravian graduates Lori Garvin, Mike Harrison ’99, Chris Toma ’99, Scott Lelli, Susie Kilpatrick Petrole ’97, Nick Rhodes, Jamie Raymond, Bryan Fittipaldi, Napo Ghonda ’01, Bronwyn Morris, Chip Foley, Armine Porzig ’99, and Robyn Palomo ’99.

Lynn Keily has moved to Detroit and finished her studies. In 2003, she received an M.F.A. in theater management and has been working for Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit. Mosaic keeps her very busy, especially this year, when it was performing for the upcoming Super Bowl. On June 4, she married Mark Robson in Connecticut. Liz Difebo, Jason Drott, and Jill Schwab were guests. Right now, she and Mark are enjoying their last months in Michigan and looking to move back east in the spring.

Kristeen Kelsey was married June 18 to Paulo Pangaio. She received her master’s degree in education in English as a second language from the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico and Penn State in December 2004.


From Christina Fulton:

I have received quite a few e-mails from fellow alums, starting with a heads-up from Jack Kuchak ’99 that in addition to buying a house in Carlisle, he will be getting married to Christina Scartelli of Dunmore on October 29. Dave Sabol and the recently married Brian Dempsey will be in the wedding ceremony. Jack is working at Aventis as a senior hospital specialist/ sales, and Christina is a public accountant in Scranton.

Thomas Steigerwalt married Kelly O’Sullivan, July 30 in Cleveland. Groomsmen were Jason Moran ’00, Russell Lowe, Brian Rauch, and Mike Welsh. Observers included Brendan Echelmeier, Matt Getter, Sean Berk, Justin Schlosser, Mike Folcher, and Brian McKee ’98. Tom has a chiropractic practice in Avon, just west of Cleveland.

Kristy Rashko married Christopher Crosby, July 17, 2004, in Weatherly. They now live in Warwick, R.I., where Kristy is a kindergarten teacher. Melissa Gerhard Kessell ’01 was a bridesmaid, Hallie Seiwell sang, and Sara DeMange Fox, Brandi Sherwood Fox, and Tina Weikert were readers. Other alums there were Jocelyn Bellew, Jarred Weaver, Chris Fox, Heidi Seiwell, Elizabeth Chamberlain, and Abbe Cox ’01.

Vance Szabo married Helen Micki Weidner on June 25, 2004, at the Seaview Marriott in Absecon, N.J. They honeymooned in St. Lucia, and they live in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Josh Gold and Jill Ayers were married November 2, 2002, in the Old Chapel of Central Moravian Church. Josh is working for Sanofi-Aventis in the Poconos, and Jill is an accountant in Perkasie. They recently bought a home in Northampton.

Patrick Egan ’97 is a lawyer for Baker & Hostetler in Cleveland.

Kristie Reccek has become engaged to Todd Fach. She works for an environmental company in Reading and resides in Bethlehem.

From the Alumni House: Jennifer Ianelli Pitts has taken a position with AON Corp. as a relationship manager in its risk services unit. She works with mid- to large-size commercial clients.


From Jennie Coughlin Crotty:

Tara Wartman and Tyler McClimon ’99 were married June 22, 2002, in the Old Chapel of Central Moravian Church. Tracy Wartman Bozik ’96 was maid of honor, and Becky Page Hillary, Kasie Hornberger Seymour, and Angela Stetler were bridesmaids. Josh Gold ’99 was a groomsman. Many Moravian alumni were at the wedding, including James Hillary ’99, Patrick Egan ’97, Bob Thear, Kristin Reccek ’99, Jill Ayers Gold ’99, Jarred Weaver, Jocelyn Bellew ’99, Damon Rutherford ’01, Mark Price ’96, Jeff Minnich ’99, Jen Makem ’97, and Scott Seymour ’95. Cross-country coach Mark Will-Weber also was there.

Tyler and Tara reside in Douglassville. Tyler graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and Tara from St. Ambrose University with a B.A. in accounting. Tyler is working as an associate chiropractor in Pottstown and plans to open his own practice this fall. Tara works as an accountant for a real estate company in Malvern.

On June 30, 2001, Becky Page and James Hillary were married in Boyertown. In September 2003, Becky earned her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in pharmacology at Penn State University, Hershey. She and James live in Portland, Ore., where Becky is doing postdoctoral work, while James works in sales for a cable company.

On September 20, 2003, Kasie Hornberger married Scott Seymour in the Old Chapel of Central Moravian Church. Kasie works as a microbiologist at B. Braun in Bethlehem, and Scott owns Great Scott Financial Services in Lebanon, N.J. They own a home in downtown Bethlehem.

Bob Thear continues as an internal auditor for Guardian Life Insurance in Bethlehem. He recently passed the C.P.A. exam. He lives in Easton.

From the Alumni House:

Anthony Fiorilli completed a residency in foot and ankle surgery. In July, he started a private practice in Howell, N.J.

Dawn M. Orsatti lives and works in New York City as an attorney for a small firm that specializes in child welfare. She represents foster-care agencies in termination of parental rights proceedings.

Melissa Stengel, a media relations leader for Lutron and a member of the Young Alumni Board, guest-hosted QVC on September 26, selling Lutron dimmers.

James Gold, director of development for Moravian Theological Seminary, and Kelley J. Dando were married in the Old Chapel of Central Moravian Church on July 17. His brother Doug ’01 was best man.